Silicon Valley offices of the United States Patent and Trademark (USPTO) in San Jose, California
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is asking for the help of experts and the broader public to determine the impact AI will have on intellectual property and “whether new forms of intellectual property protection are needed.” A call for public comment was published in the Federal Registrar by the USPTO today in search of answers about such issues as...

The EVFTA Conference
Vietnamese businesses were updated with important commitments on Intellectual Property under the Vietnam - European Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), as part of a seminar held in Hanoi on August 27. The event was held jointly by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) under the co-chair of Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and Minister...

Mobiele Telefoons
LG’s mobile sector has a worrying earnings outlook. But its bold innovation in design is still very commendable, especially in its high-end smartphone models. Today, Let’s Go Digital has once again released a set of smartphone design patents for LG applications. One of the devices has no physical buttons. In October 2018, LG Electronics submitted the smartphone design patent to KIPO...

Canon Patent
It seems to be a no brainer that Canon will soon implement IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) on their cameras. Another Canon patent shows the company is working hard on this technology. Canon patent application 2019-0260938 (USA) discusses how to make IBIS and lens IS work together. It’s not the first Canon patent about IBIS/lens IS we spotted, another one is this one. All IBIS...

Patent
American retail giant Walmart has submitted a patent application for a drone communication system that is based on blockchain technology.  Walmart filed its patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Aug. 1. The filing describes a system on a drone that encrypts and stores that drone’s operational parameters. That information is subsequently passed to...